With decades of combined industry experience, Michael Porter, Jeremy Lambert, Heidi Jones, Jason Bentley, Tracy Adams-Kirk, Ryan Zemke, Nancy Carmean, Patrick Kealey, Jody Boyer, and Devin DiFranks strive to help you to define your financial objectives, and then use that knowledge to develop — together — a plan that is tailored to fit your unique needs and preferences, and is in your best interest. We’re proud to offer comprehensive financial planning resources, providing you access to education, advice, planning, and consultation.
Jeremy is an Executive Vice President of Wealth Management. Jeremy’s extensive knowledge in financial planning—retirement, estate, education and asset allocation— ensures that our group is able to offer comprehensive financial planning services to every one of our clients. In order to coordinate and implement strategies, Jeremy works comprehensively with clients' attorneys and CPA's. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. Jeremy enjoys running, boating and spending time with his wife, Danielle, their daughter, Brynn, and sons Carter and Dylan.
Heidi is a Registered Private Client Associate. She began her career with Legg Mason in 1998. She supports the team with her extensive experience in customer service, organization, and client satisfaction. She assists clients with problem resolution, inquiries, and concerns. Heidi graduated from Goldey Beacom College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.
Heidi enjoys kayaking, reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband Randy.
Ryan is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) who analyzes our clients goals to determine how they can best be met. Ryan also holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®), Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) and Certification For Long-Term Care (CLTC®) designations. He relies upon his knowledge, experience and professional designations to make recommendations suitable for clients.
Ryan graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Master’s degree in Accounting and a Bachelor's degree in Finance. In his free time Ryan enjoys spending time with his fiancée Allie and their dog Reese, running, and visiting family in the Washington, D.C. area.
Jason S. Bentley, AWMA®, CLTC® is a Financial Advisor who joined the team in 2019 after a career in higher education and non-profit management. Jason is driven by a passion to help clients achieve financial independence by building a foundation of trust, communication and education.
Jason has extensive knowledge in charitable giving, education planning, tax-efficient investment, and helping clients achieve their retirement lifestyle through developing sound retirement income strategies. Jason has an Ed.D. from Wilmington University and is active in the local community as past-president and member of Lewes-Rehoboth Rotary Club, DFRC Blue Gold Sussex Auction, Beebe Medical Foundation's Charitable Gift Planning Advisory Council, and past-president of Southern Delaware Estate Planning Council.
Tracy has over 25 years of financial industry experience and has been with Janney for over two decades. Tracy joined the team in 2019 and supports the team's operations. Her attention to detail and organization enables Tracy to organize client documents and provide the best service possible.
In her time away from the office, Tracy enjoys spending time with her two children, and her dog named Dexter.
Patrick is a Private Client Associate. He joined the team in November 2021. He supports the team by assisting in client communications and administrative duties. He is a graduate of Villanova University in Finance & Management and later earned a CFA designation. Patrick has 39 years of investment experience on the institutional side. His most recent position was with Friess Associates. Patrick enjoys all things Family. His wife, two sons and two grandchildren are his ultimate passions. He also has a love of photography and scuba diving sometimes combining both.
Jody joined the team in 2023 as an Account Executive. Before joining the team, she worked in the operations division of Janney's headquarters office where she acquired the drive to pursue financial advising. Jody is hard working, determined, and detail oriented. She is eager to learn about her clients' families, businesses, and their goals for the future.
Jody graduated Summa Cum Laude from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a minor in Economics. She managed the honors program as a student-athlete and is a two-time NCAA champion. Jody enjoys relaxing at the beach, playing and watching field hockey, and spending time with family and friends.
Nancy Carmean, Senior Registered Private Client Associate, started her career in 1982 with Dean Witter. She began as a receptionist and worked her way up the career ladder as Cashier and Operations before becoming a Sales Assistant. In 1997, she became a registered representative by passing the Series 7 and Series 63. She worked at Dean Witter until 1997 when she transitioned to Merrill Lynch to help open the office in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. After Merrill Lynch, she transitioned to Morgan Stanley. In 2017, Nancy joined Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC to help open the new branch in Lewes, Delaware. Nancy joined Chesapeake Wealth Advisors in 2022.
Nancy is a lifelong Delawarean having graduated from Caesar Rodney High School and attended Del Tech. Outside of work, Nancy enjoys spending time with her husband Harold and family. She is active in their church, and likes visiting the beach, hiking, bike riding, and snow tubing.
Devin is a Private Client Associate who joined the team in 2023 after her near decade long career in education. She is enthusiastic to discover more about the world of finance and handle client accounts with attention to detail. Devin brings her compassionate nature to connect with clients and provide memorable and personal service experiences.
Devin graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a minor in Geology. She has taught all subjects and coached many sports at schools in Alaska, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. In her leisure time she enjoys being outside, reading, attending concerts or musicals, and spending time with friends and family.
We collaborate with other Janney specialists, as needed, who have in-depth experience in specific disciplines. Together, we can assess your unique situation, analyze difference strategies, and develop a plan fit for your unique needs and goals.
Guy LeBas is Janney’s Chief Fixed Income Strategist, as well as Head of Fixed Income for Janney Capital Management. As Strategist, he is responsible for providing direction to the Firm’s clients on the macroeconomic, interest rate, and bond market investing climate.
Guy authors bond market periodicals, which provide relative value recommendations across the fixed income spectrum. With Janney Capital Management, Guy is responsible for overseeing the Firm’s discretionarily managed bond portfolios, which take a client-tailored approach to generating consistent income across interest rate environments.
Guy joined Janney in 2006. Prior to joining Janney, Guy served as Interest Rate Risk Manager for U.S. Trust’s bank asset and liability portfolios, a role in which he oversaw risk and return on $20 billion of bank assets and derivatives.
Guy is also a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business News, as well as a regular speaker at financial industry conferences. He received his education from Swarthmore College, holds an M.S. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University, and is a CFA Charterholder.
Mark Luschini is the Chief Investment Strategist for Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, leading the Investment Strategy Group. In that capacity Mark is responsible for establishing the Firm’s broad outlook relating to conditions in the capital markets and the economy and to develop investment strategies that align with the best interest, goals, and objectives of individual and institutional clients. He also establishes the Firm’s asset allocation models used for portfolio construction and financial planning.
As Chief Investment Strategist, Mark serves as the Janney's investment spokesperson, offering national market commentary and developing asset allocation models and investment strategies. He chairs the investment committee and actively interfaces with both current and prospective clients.
Additionally, Mark directs Janney Capital Management, the Firm’s discretionary investment management division. Under his leadership, Janney Capital Management has delivered competitive investment results across multiple strategies. The total assets under management has grown to more than $4 billion, with nearly $3 billion in traditional equity and fixed income assets, and over $1 billion in various strategic and tactical asset allocation strategies utilizing exchange-traded solutions and mutual funds. Mark served on the Board of Managers for Janney, and currently serves as a Trustee for the Firm’s Pension & Profit Sharing Plan. He is a member of the Janney Wealth Management Department’s Mutual Fund and Alternative Investment Committees.
In Janney Capital Management, Mark chairs the Investment Committee which sets asset class and sector policy and directly participates in managing the equity, fixed income, and asset allocation strategies under its advisory. Mark has spent more than 30 years in the investment industry. He utilizes that experience to speak on topics related to macroeconomics and investment management at seminars and conferences.
His comments and written articles have been circulated in numerous publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal and Barron’s to the New York Times, USA Today, Financial Times, and Money magazine. He has appeared in various media outlets including CNBC, Bloomberg Television, Fox Business News, and CNN.
He has a BA and MBA from Gannon University and holds the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation from the Market Technicians Association